October 2016

Desh Videsh October 2016
Desh Videsh – Cover Story
Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

Celebrating festivals is not always easy when you’re away from your home country, but there are ways to keep the festive spirit alive! By Taniya Talukdar India is perhaps one of the few countries in the world that has a festival season that is kickstarted by Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of September. But, it is the month of October …

Festival of India
Eat Your Way Through the Festival Season

Eat Your Way Through the Festival Season

Food is a very important part of any Indian events, including annual festivals. By Taniya Talukdar India is a land of varied cultures that include festivals celebrated the year round and food is a big part of any such celebration. In fact, any festival remains incomplete without food and each of them have one particular item that is typical of …

Relationship
4 Essential Dating Tips for Introverted Men

4 Essential Dating Tips for Introverted Men

Author by Jasbina Ahluwalia Send your relationship questions to info@deshvidesh.com by Jasbina Ahluwalia, Intersections Match 4 Essential Dating Tips for Introverted Men Most dating advice centers around being as social as possible, which is useful as long as you’re an outgoing person. Meeting people at parties can be a great way to introduce yourself to numerous people in a short …

Community News
2016 Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala

2016 Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala

Master of Ceremony: Fareida Rajkumar On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 2nd Annual Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. The local community came together for an evening of speeches, dinner, and music creating an atmosphere that was both festive and Over 23 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. Our …

Bollywood
Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailer draws mixed response The trailer for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has just been released and has evoked mixed responses. Its title song, which can well be the most melodious track of the year, and the trailer with its dialogue excerpts make it apparently clear that director Karan Johar’s favorite topic, i.e. the dynamics of love and …

Desi TV
Desi TV Duniya

Desi TV Duniya

Tanay Malhara wins Dance+ Season 2 The youngest contestant of reality dance show, Dance+ Season2, Tanay Malhara has become the winner of the show, dazzling all with his contemporary style. Fighting against competitors like Piyush Bhagat, Wild Rippers Crew, and Shushant Khatri, this lad from Maharashtra walks away with a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs and a car. He …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial October 2016

Dear Readers, Happy Festival Season! This is our favorite time of year, and how can it not be?! The dancing, delicious foods, and great company of family and friends! Even more so, it’s a time for reflection on the year past, and the one ahead. Many of you no doubt have fond memories of how you celebrated this time in …

Indo Carribbean Times
Festival of India
Divali Festival in Trinidad and Tobago

Divali Festival in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, land of Carnival, steelband, tassa,calypso and chutney, is the same country that gives the world its unique brand of Divali. Indeed, the Hindu Festival of Lights has become Trinidad’s second largest national open-air festival after Carnival. Divali is a welcomed alternative to the rambunctious indulgence in meat, alcohol, party and “wine,” and is arguably the largest vegetarian …

e-Magazine
India News
The documentary film on Walter Rodney

The documentary film on Walter Rodney

I recently attended the screening of a documentary film titled W.A.R. Walter Anthony Rodney produced by Clairmont Chung. The film was screened as part of the Kwame Ture Memorial Lecture Series during the Emancipation Day celebrations in Port of Spain in August this year. After viewing the film, I became more convinced that the academic and politician, Walter Rodney, was …

India News
Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

Cricket is like a religion in India and cricketers are worshipped like gods. Bollywood is an equally integral part in the life of Indian movie-buffs. Fans from both arenas want to stay updated about the minutest details of their favorite cricketers and actors and are very sensitive about any news regarding their favorite stars. Any news about these actors or …

Religion
A Divali Thought

A Divali Thought

By Maltie Maharaj Her hair caresses the face of the moon. On the evening air we feel the coolness of her breath, Gently, on our face, as the streetlight is turned on. We scent her perfume in the flower by the street side gutter. You see, she does not look upon the foul or fair with difference, But blesses all …

Religion
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Horoscope

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly, you will find yourself quite interested in religious activities. Also, you will make some long term work plannings. But, you need …

Recipes
Enjoy the Celebration.... with Sweets

Enjoy the Celebration…. with Sweets

How to make sweet rice (rice pudding/kheer) Sweet rice has a unique flavour and is often eaten as a dessert. Some people enjoy it with daahl puri roti as a meal. It is also eaten ceremoniously by the dulaha (bridegroom) during the Hindu marriage ceremony. Ingredients 1/2 Ib/225 grms white rice 1 tin/397 grms condensed milk 8 – 10 grains …

Book Review
Sat Maharaj

Book Review – Sat Maharaj: An Indian Intellectual Warrior in the Caribbean

The Hindu View of Trinidad and Tobago: Articles by Sat Maharaj Selected and edited by Dr. Kumar Mahabir Book review by Ravi Dev This collection of articles written over two decades by Sat Maharaj, General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) of Trinidad and Tobago, is an invaluable archive of reflections on the condition of Indians, and the …

Book Review
Lakshmi Out of India

Lakshmi Out of India

By Walter Rodney LAKSHMI out of India is another gem of Guyanese literature. Primarily written targeting a children readership to entertain and educate, it is also a source document for research, and a way of extending the dialogue on the subject, especially through imaginative literature. It is not easy to secure all the pieces in this history; so, oftentimes, the …

Book Review
Indo-Caribbean Feminism

Indo-Caribbean Feminism

By Joy Mahabir, Ph.D. International Women’s Day was celebrated globally on March 8, and some countries devote the entire month of March to highlight the accomplishments of girls and women. On March 23, 1868, an indentured labourer from Iere Village, Kunjah, sent his two daughters, Mungari and Subharti, with their brother, to learn to read.  Their classroom was the doorstep …